Civil Rights & Social Justice

Catch up on the latest photos, commentary, archives, and more news on civil rights and social justice affecting the Black community.

A commitment to bringing King’s beloved community into fruition requires a mindset shift to transform unjust systems.

Racial and social justice leaders are urging policymakers to use MLK Day 2023 to emulate Martin Luther King in their official capacities.

Journalists should be concerned about newsroom cuts, but the Black community and lovers of democracy must be alarmed, too. Here's why.

Uses of Martin Luther King’s words, especially by right-wing conservatives, are too often attempts to weaponize his memory against the multicultural democracy of which King could only dream.

A reading of a Dr. Seuss book at an elementary school in Ohio ended when a student pointed out the book was, in part, an allegory to racism.

Cleveland's Department of Public Safety is turning to HBCUs to fill positions in law enforcement to help police Black communities. Societal factors suggest this isn't an easy fix for police departments.

UFC's Dana White slapping his wife didn't spark a media frenzy like Will Smith's slap.

Psychologist Dr. Umar Johnson recently doubled down on his criticism of Kevin Samuels and how the relationship guru viewed Black women.

Bethune Cookman University's new head football coach likened the NFL to "fields" on slave plantations when asked about Damar Hamlin's life-threatening injury.

Caron Nazario sued two Virginia officers seen on video pepper-spraying the motorist.

Through its Rooted in Good initiative, Curaleaf prioritizes sharing wealth and opportunities with those disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs.

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa was spitting hot anti-apartheid bars this week.